Thank you so much for publishing this. But,why was this event "pretty much
ignored?" It's such a sad commentary on our society. Why don't
debate teams and ACA DECA teams receive the same amount of attention as athletic
teams? The tragic message: it's sports ability, not mental ability that our
schools, newspapers, media, etc., really value. High school honor rolls should
be published and stories written about students who excel in areas other than
Doug, thanks for this article. Utah Academic Decathlon has been going on for
more than 30 years, but I have never seen a feature on it before. It's
really quite an event, with teams from all over the state, exciting
competitions, and medals ceremonies. It's a monstrous shame that none of
you News writers have ever shown any awareness of this event before. Maybe you
could start balancing things out a little.
Why are we so shocked that a girl from a small town is smart? Small town girls
are smart too. And small town girls get a good education too (IF they want it).